Pan-Seared Barramundi with Clams & Shrimp
Creating delicious restaurant-style dishes is easier than you think, and my Pan-Seared Barramundi with Clams & Shrimp is guaranteed to bring raves from your family and friends!
Prep Time10 minutes mins
Cook Time10 minutes mins
Total Time20 minutes mins
- 12 ounces barramundi fillets 2 fillets
- sea salt seson to taste
- black pepper season to taste
- 16 clams little necks
- 6 shrimp 21-25 count shell on
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp shallots
- ½ tsp garlic
- ⅕ tsp crushed red pepper more or less to taste
- tsp Italian parsley finely chopped for garnish
- 1 tbsp red bell pepper finely chopped for garnish (optional)
Add a tablespoon of olive oil to a pan over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic to the pan and saute for 30-60 seconds (don’t let it burn).
Add the clams, shrimp, and crushed red pepper to the pan and cover. Allow the seafood to cook until the clams have steamed open.
When the clams have fully opened (5-7 minutes) the shrimp will be cooked. Add a sprinkle of chopped parsley to the pan.**You can cover the clams and shrimp to keep them warm if the barramundi isn’t ready.
Rinse the barramundi fillets, pat dry with paper towels, and season with sea salt and black pepper.
Heat a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add a little oil to the hot pan and place the barramundi seasoned side down in the pan.Let the fish sear for about 2-3 minutes, then gently turn the filets over. Allow the fish to continue cooking for an additional 2-3 minutes. Using a spatula lift the fish out of the pan and place in a bowl or on a plate. Add the broth from the clams into the bowl with the barramundi.*I like using a bowl because the broth from the clams helps keep the fish moist and adds flavor and it presents really well.
Add the clams and shrimp to the bowl and garnish with chopped red pepper and parsley. Add a lemon slice on top of the fish and you have a picture perfect restaurant style seafood dish!
Serve and enjoy
Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 391IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg